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Staff were great. Ship is OLD and needs a remodel desperately
"We picked this as a last minute cruise vacation because it's close to home, we had sailed the same cruise on Princess before and liked it, and they had a sale going. The ocean view cabin was good. Our steward..."Read More
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Great cruise for 12 family members ages 5 to 70!

Review for Carnival Imagination to Mexican Riviera

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lauramitts

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our family wanted to celebrate the 70th birthday of the most amazing woman ever! There were three children, ages 5 to 9, several young adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, and three 62-and-over guests! I don’t see how we could have enjoyed ourselves anymore! The staff was super friendly and accommodating, the food was truly amazing in the formal dining room, and the buffets were far ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Alright for the price!

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MaryC99719

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this 4 day cruise as my son lives in the Los Angeles area. Embarkation was smooth and quick. They had scheduled us at 1:30 but we showed up at 12 and we were able to board. We were in 2 rooms - M10 and M14. Rooms were nice and roomy. We were traveling with a 2 year old and she had plenty of room to explore in the room. We signed her up for the childcare but only left her ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Porthole

Traveled with children


Good Weekend Getaway

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billslowsky

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have taken this cruise before, both as a 3 night and a 4 night. The 4 night fare is usually cheaper since it runs mid-week while the 3 night runs over the weekend. It tends to attract groups of bachelor and bachelorette parties, which liven the trip up and provide excellent people watching opportunities. Not for the Cunard crowd, thankfully. Unfortunately we didn't have great weather - ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Porthole


Great Experience but disappointing Fun Shops Cake

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Jennika818

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Carnival Imagination was a great experience for a first time cruise. They have amazing service and the place was always so clean. The buffet had so many options for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The pride restaurant was a wonderful experience especially for valentines. I recommend having all your dinners there. There was plenty of activities to do on the boat but of course many things cost extra ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Porthole


You Get What You Pay For

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Mrsmouse61

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Review of Carnival Imagination Sail date 2/2/20 Room type – Ocean View – Empress Deck – E135 My young adult daughter and my late 50-year-old self-took the Imagination to celebrate her bday and to just enjoy some time to ourselves. Why we chose this line and specific cruise: 1. We’ve always cruised Carnival (we’re gold) 2. Port is quick hour flight from our home 3. Very cost ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


It was alright

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Chandler1997

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

I have been on several cruises before... always on Disney, so naturally the bar was set extremely high. The reason I was on this particular cruise was because it was gifted to me by my mom. I had read alot of review about the carnival imagination before I embarked (on this site in particular) there were alot of reviews in which people's complaints were things I was not bothered by, there were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


They updated common areas during the dry dock and it was very nice

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DestineyFish

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

I picked this cruise because I felt it would be family friendly and it was! Our early bird discount and deal we booked with actually gave us a better price then my husbands military discount would have. The kids always had something to do but did blow a ton of money in the arcade ... over $200 together if I am being honest but it was their spending money. I didn't love that the candy store and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Overall Improvement

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Marcs8780

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Ship - Smaller side but good for a 3 day cruise Cabin - Inside room (floor 7) close to Atrium - less noise from the outside than expected. Room was sufficient size for 2 people in this case Dining - Food was much better this time than our last trip a few years ago. Guy Fieri burgers were great and the PIZZA was our go-to late at night (24hrs available)... Dining room was good for dinner, but ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Husband's birthday let down!

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Sloan1

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

So the day we arrive is an easy transition. The boat boarding goes very smooth. Were greeted by pleasant employees that carry infectious smiles on their faces. As we arrive we payed for early to the fun so our room was ready. Our room appearance was neat. However the ship was out dated! It had a smell that I couldnt really figure it but it wasn't pleasant. Our rm was u110. We were right next to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Staff were great. Ship is OLD and needs a remodel desperately

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CallistaSkye

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We picked this as a last minute cruise vacation because it's close to home, we had sailed the same cruise on Princess before and liked it, and they had a sale going. The ocean view cabin was good. Our steward was great and kept everything clean. However, the ship is worn. Our closet had broken hinges. The toilet felt like it was going to come clean off the wall anytime I sat on it. [I am not ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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